African Plant Database


Sansevieria senegambica Baker
Family : Dracaenaceae
Family (APGIII) : ASPARAGACEAE
Protologue : J. Linn. Soc., Bot. 14: 548 (1875)
Information on the genus : Sansevieria
 
 
Status
Status for TA : accepted (present)
 
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Acyntha senegambica (Baker) Kuntze
 
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Sansevieria cornui Gérôme & Labroy (1903)
=*Sansevieria liberiensis Cornu ex A. Chev. (1920)
 
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Acaulescent herb to 40 cm tall; rhizome bright red, 1,3-1,9 cm Ø; leaves 2-4, rosulate, linear-lanceolate, (30-)40x(-69)x5-7 cm, erect, recurved to spreading nearer tip, dark green or slightly marked with indistinct paler green transverse bands, narrowed at base to a 2,5-8 cm long channelled petiole, smooth, margin green; inflorescence racemose, 30-50 cm tall, spike-like, lax; pedicels 5-8 mm long, jointed ± at middle; flowers 2-3(-6) per cluster, greenish white, tinged purple in sun, 2-2,5 cm long; tube 0,6-1,3 cm long, lobes 1-2 cm long; berry globose, orange.
Ecology : Shady places; forest; c. 150 m alt. (Ivory Coast).
  Very variable in, e.g. length of leaves (varying with soil humidity), leaf surface pattern, length of inflorescence.
 
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see under African Plants - a Photo Guide
 
Map
carte afrique num 14221
 
Record n°14221
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